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Maria Montano

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Maria Montano, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Maria!

I am Maria Montano, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

My approach

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing to help guide clients to making positive changes in their lives.

My focus

I have worked with children, adults, couples, and families. I have experience in treating Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Trauma and Abuse, Self-esteem, Communication Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia.

My communication style

I provide an open, calm environment in which clients can discuss their struggles, symptoms, and strengths. We can work together to identify goals and how to best achieve them. I provide skills and strategies to manage symptoms and make progress toward becoming a healthier and more stable person.

About Maria

Specialities

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Job Stress
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Marital/Pre-marital

Methods

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English and Spanish

Allyship

  • LGBTQIA+ aligned

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - California State University, Fresno (2001) Bachelor of Science (BS) - California Polytechnic University (1997)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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